An Empirical Study on Forensic Analysis of Drugs Facilitated Sexual Assault

  • V.Bhuvaneshwari and AP. Christy Epsi
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  • V.Bhuvaneshwari

    Student at Saveetha School of Law, India

  • AP. Christy Epsi

    Assistant Professor at Saveetha School of Law, India

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Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults (DFSA) have increased notably in the past few years. To facilitate sexual assault, tablets and alcohol are used often. Date rape drug impacts quick fitness reasons fitness issues like a sense of sleep, confusion, and lack of consciousness, much less capable of shielding towards sexual assault. The main of the research is to determine the reason for using drugs in committing sexual assault, to find the most widely used rape drug, and to understand whether the person who takes these drugs willfully can also be a victim because of the sedative property in it. The Research method followed here is empirical research. A total of 200 samples have been taken, out of which are taken through simple random sampling. The primary sources are taken from the general public in the form of survey methods. The independent variables taken here are age, gender, employment status, marital status, and educational qualification. The dependent variables are alcohol as the most commonly used drug, the reason for using drugs for committing sexual assault, the most widely used drugs, need for awareness. The statistical tools used for this analysis are a graphical representation. It was found that most of the time, date rape cases are not reported on time due to numerous reasons like a victim not being able to recall what happened, fear of humiliation, peer pressure, defamation, and social taboo. Investigators face challenges while analyzing the evidence collected due to delayed reporting, as most of the drugs have short half- life, are easily metabolized, and can be eliminated from the victim’s body.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 1253 - 1267


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